School Tours at Burren Nature Sanctuary Galway

Burren Biodiversity: Leave no Trace Educational Tour

Learn the Leave no Trace principles along the nature walk

Learn about how the Burren is formed

Learn about the different Burren flowers

Meet and feed the farm pets

Visit the fairy woodland

Play in the adventure playground

Bring snack to eat in Tipi

burren nature sanctuary

NEW for 2018 Burren Geography: Woodland Educational Tour

Connect to nature and the past

Learn how our neolithic and famine day ancestors survived off the land

How they used plants and herbs as traditional medicine

Animal Handling

Herb walk

Bring snack to eat in tipi

Craft Activity to make and take home

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Booking (no deposit required)

1. Choose date and time on the calendar here

2. Click ‘Book now’

3. Click ‘View Basket’

4. Click ‘Proceed to Checkout’

5. Enter contact details

6. Order notes: enter tour type, number of children and age group

 If preferred day is unavailable contact us: 091 637 444 or info@bns.ie

Prices: (minimum of 10 pupils)

€15 per pupil / €12 for groups of 20 +

Optional Extras:

Hot lunch €4 per pupil

school tours at delphi resort galway

School Tours at Delphi Resort Galway

Wondering where to take the kids for this year’s school trip? Well look no further. Delphi Resort is Ireland’s longest running adventure destination with over 30 years experience in looking after kids and ensuring they have a great time. They offer packages ranging from a day trip 9.30am – 5.00pm right up to an all inclusive 4-5 night stay.

On a residential trip you can completely relax, safe in the knowledge that the kids are being expertly looked after. They provide activities from 9.30am to 9.00pm with breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day and 24 hour supervision with night guards patrolling the corridors.

Teachers sleep and dine in the 4 star hotel and have access to the spa and adventure facilities.

There really is only one choice for your school trip this year and that is Delphi Resort..


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School Tour Prices

2016 Rates
Month Rate* Activities
Jan – Feb €69 / £56 Land Only Activities
Mar – April €79 / £64  Land & Water Activities
May – June €84 / £68  Land & Water Activities
July – Aug €79 / £64  Land & Water Activities
Sept – Oct €84 / £68  Land & Water Activities
Nov – Dec €69 / £56 Land Only Activities

*Price is subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations with the euro

Day Trips from only €36 / £29*

Extra Night B&B and/or Half Days available on request. – No minimum group size – Groups of all ages catered for. All prices quoted are per child.


Over Night School Tours Include:
All School Tours Include:
  • Full board accommodation
    • Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper
  • Generous free places for teachers and group leaders
    • In the ratio of 1:15
  • Exciting and varied evening entertainment programme
  • Experienced instructors
  • Round-the-clock 24 hour supervision and  support
  • Public liability insurance.
  • Over 20 adventure activity options to choose from.
  • Activity instruction, supervision and use of specialist equipment.


And for Teachers:
  • There’s comfort for you at Delphi Resort – you will retreat to a cosy en-suite hotel room
  • Relax in the resorts Four Star Hotel Facilities; unwind in the lounge areas; enjoy complimentary meals in the restaurant, there is a bar in the resort to socialise while your pupils are busy and in the safe hands of our instructors,  and free Wi-Fi too.
  • Treat yourself to some of the extras at the resort; you are free to escape and indulge yourself in a pampering package, seaweed bath or simply enjoy your free time in the Thermal Suite of our Award Winning Spa.
  • Ease of booking; a simple process of booking and organising your trip, we make it as smooth and straightforward for you as possible. Whether you have booked a school tour before or this is your first time, the Reservations Team are just a phone call away and ready to help if you have any questions.
  • Peace of mind; It’s knowing that experienced instructors will offer round-the-clock 24 hour support and supervision. – The safety record is unrivalled and the number one priority is the safety of you and your group.
  • Once you arrive at Delphi Resort the friendly staff will ensure you feel relaxed and at home.
  • It’s knowing that everything is included; all activities, equipment, instruction, food and accommodation.


Rail: They offer a discounted all-in rail fare, including return transport by coach from Westport station to Delphi.

Coach: They can organise efficient coach transport at very competitive rates.

Delphi Resort
Co. Galway
Tel : +353 95 42208
Email : schoolreservations@delphiresort.com
Web : http://www.delphiresort.com

Birthday Parties Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

School Tours at Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

A school tour of the Athenry Heritage Centre Galway provides all the elements for an educational and fun day out. Children can learn using our excellent models, story-boards and interactive exhibits, while enjoying medieval punishments in the market square “stocks”. The school tour comes alive with medieval costumes for all the students and the centre provides supervised Have-A-Go archery lessons for budding Robin Hoods. The students can also visit the dungeon of horror to experience the dark side of medieval life. Discover the wooden maze and enjoy a picnic in the centre’s garden. Admission is €9:00 per student for all the activities listed on this page.

Your school tour begins with the boys and girls being transported back in time with our medieval costumes. Choose between a Knight, Soldier, Lady in Waiting or Serf. There are costumes for all including the teachers!

Each group receives a personal tour of the centre by one of our experienced tour guides which includes demonstrations of armour and weaponry. See the towns original Mace and Seal, the oldest known of their kind in Ireland. The school tour continues with interactive exhibits which include Norman, Spanish and Roundhead helmets. Discover the history of archery with exhibits of an English Longbow and a Norman Crossbow. Students can also try on the chainmail of a Norman soldier.

Experience the thrill of Have-A-Go Archery which is suitable for all ages and is provided by trained archers.
The students practice their new skill and then form two teams for a competition. We use balloons on the target to increase the fun and create a friendly competitive atmosphere.

Have-A-Go Archery is an all weather activity with a canopy and seating for your comfort.

  • Have-A-Go Archery is fully supervised.
  • Trained by the IAAA. The governing body of archery in Ireland.
  • All of the centre’s archery instructors have completed Coaching Ireland’s Archery Leader Course.
  • Safe & Secure Environment.
  • All weather activity.

To complete your school tour, the heritage centre provides additional activities which includes, tug of war, a visit to the medieval herb garden and the use of the picnic area. Our wooden maze will enthrall the students as they try to find their way through its twists and turn.

The award winning heritage centre is the ideal location for any School Tour.

The centre is wheelchair accessible and there is easy access for coach parking.

Athenry is also located on the Galway-Dublin and Limerick railway lines which provide a regular service to Athenry.

Timetables for trains to Athenry are available here.

All school tours are met at their drop off point and escorted into the centre. This also includes any tour arriving by train which is only 10 minutes from the centre.

Free admission to Athenry Castle

To Compliment a visit to the Athenry Heritage Centre, why not book a visit to Athenry Castle too. it’s free for all Irish Primary and Secondary Schools and its just across the road from the centre.

This fine example of a 13th century Norman castle was the home of the de Birmingham family for over 300 years.

Operated by the OPW, the tour guides of the castle provide background information of Norman life in the castle whilst the audio visual display provides additional information to students.

Schools must contact the castle directly to book a visit which lasts about 30 minutes.

Contact 091 844797


Athenry, the best preserved medieval town in Ireland.

Let us take you on a medieval journey that is both educational and fun. Our admission fee is €9:00 per student and we do not charge for teachers or accompanying adults. We also provide free tea/coffee for all teachers, parents and your driver too!

Check out our history page for details on Athenry.


Notes for teachers: A school tour lasts about two hours however this may be longer due to food and toilet breaks. if your group requires to leave at a given time please inform any member of staff upon arrival. The centre operates a Child Protection Policy under the HSE Children First Programme. it can be downloaded from the link below.

Child Protection Policy

St. Mary’s
The Square
Co. Galway
T: +353 (0)91 844661
Email : info@athenryheritagecentre.com
Web : www.athenryheritagecentre.com

brigit's garden galway

School Tours at Brigit’s Garden Galway

School Tours at Brigit’s Garden Galway offers a wide range of activities for primary school children in Ireland.

At the heart of our ethos at Brigit’s Garden Galway is nature connection and environmental education for all ages. We offer spring, summer and autumn programmes for primary classes from junior infants to 6th class. All programmes are led by experienced guides.
Our seasonal programmes offer a wide range of activities from mini-beasts to woodland and meadow activities, and from seed-sowing to Celtic seasonal festivals. NEW Nature’s Power programmes – renewable energy in action for 3rd to 6th class. Click here for details.

All our programmes address key strands of the SESE curriculum and are activity-based using interactive and observational games, sensory awareness, music, drama, arts and crafts. Activities are held mainly outdoors with indoor options in wet weather, and all activities are age-appropriate.

Brigit’s Garden is a Discover Primary Science and Maths Centre. A DPSM certificate is issued to every participating school.

Our excellent facilities include

  • Four unique gardens representing the Celtic festivals, featuring sculpture, traditional crafts and native planting and local wildlife
  • 11 acres of woodlands, meadows and wetlands
  • A stone chamber, thatched Roundhouse and ring-fort
  • An enthusiastic and experienced staff and education team
  • A Visitor Centre with rooms, Café and Gift Shop

Programme costs

Activities for Kids in Galway3 hour visit €9.50 (1st – 6th class)
2 hour visit €7.50 (option for infant classes)

Beidh an clár le fáil trí Ghaeilge, ach é a bheith iarrtha roimh ré

For further information and bookings :
Phone 091 550905 or email us at info@BrigitsGarden.ie.

Brigit’s Garden is working in cooperation with Galway Education Centre, and offers in-service training for teachers.

Brigit’s Garden
Co. Galway
Tel +353 91 550905
outdoor education ireland

School Tours at Outdoor Education Ireland Nationwide

Outdoor Education Ireland is the organisation which oversees the National Network of Education & Training Board outdoor centres in Ireland and offer an ideal environment for school tours.

Supported by the Department of Education and Science through local Education and Training Boards, Outdoor Education Ireland provide an outdoor education service to schools, colleges & youth services in addition to a range of adventure sports and related courses for individual adults and youths.

Education courses encompass both Adventure and Environmental Education and are designed to ensure memorable day out learning experiences in a enjoyable environment. An excellent range of adventurous activities are ideal for group days out and provide an exciting forum to help groups learn & achieve together at a challenging level suited to their needs.

Each Outdoor Education Centre provides its own unique programmes with courses taking place in, on and around the wild and rugged landscapes and the superb marine environment that is Ireland.

Outdoor Education Ireland have been delivering exciting adventure and education programmes for many years and are a trusted source of education coures for irish schools and colleges.

Here’s some great benefits of Outdoor Education Ireland courses…

  • Programmes are designed to meet the needs of groups
  • Enthusiastic delivery focusing on positive personal development and enhancement of life skills
  • Enjoyable and memorable experiences to last a lifetime
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Excellent safety record and highest operational standards

There are many centres throughout Ireland, all offer adventure activities and some provide specialised coures like Rock Climbing and Sailing based on proximity to their local natural resources

Outdoor Education Ireland Centres

Baltinglass Outdoor Education Centre
Weaver Square,
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 059 6481002/6481747
Fax: 059 6482128
Email: info[@]baltinglassoec.com
Web: www.baltinglassoec.com

Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre
New Ross,
Co. Wexford
Tel: 051 389550
Fax: 051 389552
Email: info[@]shielbaggan.com
Web: www.shielbagganoec.com

Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre
St John’s Hill,
Co. Cork
021 477 2896
Fax: 021 477 3088
Web: www.kinsaleoutdoors.com

Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre
(Schull Sailing)
Colla Road,
Co. Cork
028 28515
Email: info[@]schullsailing.ie
Web: www.schullsailing.ie

Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre
Oulagh West,
Caragh Lake,
Co. Kerry
Tel: +353 669769244
Fax: +353 669769266
Email: info[@]cappanalea.ie
Web: www.cappanalea.ie

Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre
Co. Limerick
063 91161/91059
Fax: 063 91201
Web: www.kilfinaneoec.com

Birr Outdoor Education Centre
Roscrea Road,
Co. Offaly
057 9120029
Fax: 057 9121090
Web: www.birroec.ie

Burren Outdoor Education Centre
Bell Harbour,
Co. Clare
065 7078066
Fax: 065 7078195
Web: www.burrenoec.com

Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre
Co. Galway
094 9546483
Fax: 094 9546705
Web: www.petersburg.ie

Achill Outdoor Education Centre
Achill island,
Co. Mayo
098 47253
Fax: 098 47304
Web: www.achilloutdoor.com

Gartan Outdoor Education Centre
Church Hill,
Co Donegal
074 9137032
Fax: 074 9137254
Web: www.gartan.com

Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre
Via Cootehill PO,
Co. Monaghan
049 5552988
Fax: 049 5556004
Web: www.tanaghoutdooreducation.com